But former Italy global Andrea Pirlo believes it is risky for the four-time World Cup winners to rely too heavily on the atmosphere generated by 65,000 frenetic fans in the San Siro.
Gian Piero Ventura's side headed into Monday evening's playoff second leg against Sweden knowing that they needed to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first contest. That is the only regret I have and certainly not that I am finishing my career, because time passes and it's only right.
"The San Siro doesn't score, I've never seen a fan score", said Pirlo, a member of the 2006 World Cup-winning team who announced last week he was retiring from football.
Ventura could only lead Italy to a second-place finish in UEFA World Cup qualifying Group G, finishing five points behind group winners Spain and setting up a play-off with the Swedes to reach Russian Federation.
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Extensive damage has also been reported in countless villages , which have also seen telecommunication and power outages. Geological Survey ( USGS ) announced, as people across the region reported damage to buildings in the area.
Italy had the bad luck of being drawn into the same group as Spain.
Italy, who have won the World Cup on four occasions, the last time in 2006, will be the most high profile absentee from the finals in Russian Federation next year. They made the Round of 16 in both 2006 and 2002, but since it's been a barren run for the Scandinavian nation who were unable to qualify for 2010 in South Africa or 2014 in Brazil. The game means a lot for all of us, not only for me.
"We know we can win this game, we dream to qualify for the World Cup, it's an important game for us and for the history of the national team". My situation is not important at the moment.
In the first leg played on Friday, a deflected Jakob Johansson strike was enough to earn Sweden a first-leg advantage which left Italy on the brink of missing out on a first World Cup since 1958.
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